NEWS & ANALYSIS

DHS Identifies Method Terrorists Could Use To Attack U.S. Water Supplies

For months, DHS has warned about possible attacks on utilities' infrastructure. A new bulletin advises local agencies to be aware of a terrorist tactic aimed at contaminating drinking water.

U.S. Earns Low Marks on Bio-Response Report Card

The first thing that stands out on the annual bio-response report card issued by the WMD Center is the number of red boxes marked F, indicating a “failure to meet expectations.”

Mixed Reactions After Death of Al Qaeda Mastermind

There have been strong reactions from all sides after the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki ranging from celebration to outright disdain.

Editor's Note: Complacency May Be the Real Enemy

How the threat, and our response to it, has evolved since terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Morning Security Brief: 'Credible' 9-11 Threat, 9-11 Commission Documents, Streamlining Forensics, and More

Intelligence officials warn of a credible 9-11 threat. Many documents from the 9-11 Commission still haven't been released. And the UK work on streamlining forensics procedures.

Suspicious Activity Reporting

Part III of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus: One of the architects of the Suspicious Activity Reporting program shares insights into its formation and expansion.

Military Threat Level Raised to FPCON Bravo

According to the directive, FPCON bravo indicates an "increased or more predictable threat of terrorist activity" present at U.S. bases. DoD officials say the change is just a precaution.

Are We Still At Risk Ten Years After 9-11?

This piece is Part I of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus. In this issue we examine the evolving terrorist threat and the progress made in understanding and countering it.

Are Intelligence Strategies Too Focused On Safe Havens?

Failed states may not be the terrorist havens experts once thought. More attention should be given to weak and corrupt nations.

Former DHS Chief Calls Interoperable Communications Failure "a National Disgrace"

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the United States’ inability to achieve interoperable communications between first responders “a national disgrace” during a speech Wednesday that assessed how far homeland security has come since 9-11.
 




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